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  • I recognize no jurisdiction over myself, and I know that I am now beyond the power of laws and judges.
  • What jurisdiction can be brought to bear upon the case?
  • But though I do not recognize any jurisdiction over myself, still I know that I shall be judged, when I am nothing but a voiceless lump of clay; therefore I do not wish to go before I have left a word of reply—the reply of a free man—not one forced to justify himself—oh no!

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  • The state court has jurisdiction on this matter — not the federal court.
  • The Palestinian camp is outside the jurisdiction of the Lebanese state.

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